IndiGo launches its first international route – from Delhi to Dubai

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IndiGo’s Delhi to Dubai

After the celebratory cake was cut, Sanjay Verma, India’s Consul General to Dubai, got the honour of cutting the ribbon for IndiGo’s first international route at Dubai International Airport. After operating domestically for five years, the Indian low-cost carrier has aggressive international growth plans.

  • IndiGo, the Indian low-cost carrier, reached five years of domestic operations last month, meaning that the airline now is able to fly internationally. As of 1 September, IndiGo therefore flies daily from Delhi (DEL) to Dubai (DXB) with its single fleet of 180-seat A230s. The airline with ambitious growth plans – well over 200 aircraft on order – already has six further international routes announced. The new Dubai service faces considerable competition, but from no other low-cost carrier. Emirates operates four times daily and Air India twice-daily, while Kingfisher and Jet Airways each serve the route on a daily basis.

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